|Bugzilla:||665421: CVE-2010-4528 Pidgin: MSN DirectConnect DoS (crash) after receiving a short P2P message|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
directconn.c in the MSN protocol plugin in libpurple 2.7.6 through 2.7.8 in Pidgin before 2.7.9 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a short p2pv2 packet in a DirectConnect (aka direct connection) session.
This issue did not affect the versions of pidgin package as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6 as this issue is specific to versions
of libpurple from 2.7.6 up to 2.7.8.
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Red Hat security errata
Red Hat would like to thank the Pidgin project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Stu Tomlinson as the original reporter.
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